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May
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comment Recording hard rock guitar riffs with a mic
re: "good enough" -- That is probably more suited to audio and video stack exchange, search there especially for dithering etc. For some free VST plugins that are not bundled with a DAW see for instance ( simulanalog.org/guitarsuite.htm ). Note that while you get a lot of control after the performance by recording the clean signal and then applying effects to the track, one thing you can't control is which pickup is selected (a bigger deal for a Single, single, humbucker strat for example).
May
10
comment Is this disco/funk guitar effect a wah-wah pedal or something different?
Note that, in addition to the probably correct assertion that it is a Wah pedal, a very popular funk effect is the envelope follower aka Autowah. This effect is essentially the wah with some sort of volume (voltage?) trigger where the louder/harder you play, the more pronounced the effect can be. Adjustable by knobs of course.
May
10
comment How do you play guitar dead notes quickly switching?
I don't know if this is a specific instance of it (I googled the studio version), but it is possible to have an effects chain and/or amp set up where palm muting sounds similar to a harmonic.
Apr
6
comment What are the differences between an American and Mexican Fender Stratocaster?
I have had 2 mexican strats: one about 350$ price point and the other about 600. The more expensive of the two is quite different in weight, feel, and tone (unplugged). They are so different that it is hard to say that any particular quality is a result of it being Mexican made.
Apr
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revised What combination of techniques and hardware does guitarist Joey Santiago use in this concert video?
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answered What combination of techniques and hardware does guitarist Joey Santiago use in this concert video?
Mar
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comment Can you hammer on from 7th to 0?
probably. It is important to note that the 0 on that string (Eb) is the same note as the 5 on (Bb) which follows it immediately. In this case the slide to 0 might actually be a (7 or 8 hammer/pull- or slide-) to 5 on the Bb.
Feb
29
comment Creating a perfect “practice corner”
don't set up in the kitchen. Do you really want an aerosol of cooking grease and water vapor settling on your equipment 2-3 times a day?
Feb
23
comment How to start self learning to play guitar?
LOL andy warhol. Nice try.
Feb
23
comment How to start self learning to play guitar?
This is mean-spirited snark. -1
Feb
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comment Why does music sound bad when played backwards?
I believe power tools have been used in music.
Jan
25
comment How can I use an external tap tempo dial instead of a switch?
yeah, found the parts list: ( docs.google.com/… )
Jan
24
answered How can I use an external tap tempo dial instead of a switch?
Jan
24
comment How can I recreate Alex Kapranos's sound (Franz Ferdinand singer and guitarist)?
I have seen asserted that he uses a Fender Hotrod amp and a Telecaster (with a Strat as a backup). That's it: no pedals excepting an a/b or overdrive footswitch. And then there's this: ( soundonsound.com/sos/jun04/articles/ferdinand.htm ) which says that album was recorded using something completely different. Note that article speaks a lot about how the engineer massaged the sound long after the band went back to Scotland.
Jan
20
comment What is the most classically correct way to play this fast run?
I posted the one video, but I looked at a number of them, and they all seem to agree on where they stop. Personally, I think some of them play e on both the b and e strings, allowing vibrato on the b string.
Jan
19
answered What is the most classically correct way to play this fast run?